Fixing ActiveX errors by enabling ActiveX in your browser

Do you receive strange error messages when you're using Internet Explorer? Are you getting DLL or OCX errors when you're trying to load webpages in IE 5, IE 5.5, IE 6.0, or IE 7.0? Does your browser exhibit strange behavior? Read on to learn how to fix ActiveX errors manually.

All of these symptoms are caused by the same disease: ActiveX errors. ActiveX is a method Microsoft provides to web developers to give websites added functionality that you would normally only expect from a desktop application. ActiveX, however, is prone to bugs and errors just like any other programming method. ActiveX errors can cause your browser to crash or generate OCX and DLL errors.

Fixing ActiveX errors by enabling ActiveX in your browser

If you're having ActiveX errors, you should first make sure that ActiveX is enabled in your browser. To do this, open Internet Explorer and choose "Tools", then "Internet Options". Navigate to the "Security" tab, and press the "Custom Level" button. Ensure the following settings are reflected in your options:

In newer versions of Internet Explorer (versions 6.0 and newer), when you try to run an ActiveX control that you have not previously installed, a yellow bar will appear at the top of your browser. If you're at a trusted website, click the yellow bar and choose "Install ActiveX Control". This will install the ActiveX control and allow the website to function normally.

Repairing ActiveX errors by registering DLL/OCX files

If you're having an ActiveX error that specifically references a DLL or OCX file, try performing the following steps to re-register the DLL or OCX:

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